Take out-of-town guests to these top York County restaurants this holiday season

Take out-of-town guests to these top York County restaurants this holiday season


You can only entertain out-of-town guests for so long before you need to get them out of your house, and nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like a family dinner at a restaurant where the dessert menu is longer than the list of family jokes.

If you need to find a great place to take your family for dinner this holiday season, York County is full of amazing restaurants. According to Yelp, these are among the top.

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Yelp Rating: 4.3

Popular dishes: Scotch Eggs, Crab Cakes, French Onion Soup

When you want some great seafood or New American cuisine, The First Post has you covered. The reviews say that the food and the service were all excellent, and that the atmosphere is “wonderful” with beautiful décor and ambiance.

Yelp rating: 4.3

Popular dishes: Smith Island Cake, Tuna Poke Tacos, Calamari

Reviews call this a “little gem” of a restaurant in downtown, offering “excellent food and friendly service.” The seafood here is very popular, but it also has a top-notch dessert and drink menu.

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Yelp rating: 4.4

Popular dishes: General Tso Cauliflower, Pork Belly Tacos, Deviled Egg Trio

Revival Social Club is one of my favorite places in York. The service is friendly, the food is perfect every time and the cocktails are always wonderful. If you really want to impress guests, this is the place to go. Reviews say that Revival “never disappoints.”

Yelp rating: 4.3

Popular dishes: Grilled Caeser Salad, Filet Mignon Balls, Crab Cakes

When you want New American style dishes and a good selection of cocktails and wine in a casual fine dining setting, The Left Bank is a must-try.

It comes in at a 4.3 rating with over 200 reviews, many of them mentioning that the drinks are just as good as the “incredible” food.

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Yelp rating: 4.1

Popular dishes: Spring Rolls, Italian Wedding Soup, Spicy Sausage Sandwich

All of that holiday food may be the real event of the season, but a good brewpub with a huge selection of beers on tap can really liven up your family gathering.

Many of the reviews on Stony Run mention that the food is nicely portioned for the decent price you pay and that the setting is more casual and relaxed.

Yelp rating: 3.9

Popular dishes: Crab Cake Sandwich, Mushroom Toast, Coconut Cake

The Handsome Cab is a tapas bar that also serves New American cuisine, and many reviews say the food is “delightful.” The only negative side, which brought down the rating, is that it can get very busy, causing long waits and food mix-ups, according to reviews.

Even with that, the reviews were very positive about the quality of the food.

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Yelp Rating: 4.3

Popular Dishes: El Chapo Tacos, York City Special, The Roost

If you need ideas for a delicious breakfast or brunch, ROOST Uncommon Kitchen has more than 230 reviews and a 4.3 rating, making it a very popular place in downtown York.

Many reviews say they are never disappointed by the service, quality of food and the unusual menu items that keep them coming back again and again.

Yelp Rating: 4.3

Popular Dishes: Prime Rib, Crab Cake, French Onion Soup

Not only is the Eagle’s Nest one of the most popular places to get a steak, it ranks high as one of the top restaurants in all of York County. With more than 250 reviews and a 4.3 rating, this is one spot your family is sure to love.

Reviews say that the food is “simply delicious and worth the expense.”

The restaurant has also won several local awards for its prime rib and seafood.

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Tutoni’s: 108 N George St York, PA

Yelp Rating: 4.1

Popular Dishes: Sweet Onion Ravioli, Rigatoni Bolognese, Crab and Corn Fettuccini

Sometimes, you just need some really good Italian food, and Tutoni’s is where it’s at. With over 230 reviews and a 4.1 rating, this is clearly a local favorite.

It’s also a woman-owned business and the owner, Toni Calderone, was recently named one of York’s most influential business owners for 2023.

Many people say that the restaurant is a “good experience” that goes beyond the “incredible” food and on to the “fun vibe and ambiance.”

Yelp rating: 4.3

Popular Dishes: Pad Thai, Coconut Soup, Summer Roll

When you’re tired of all that holiday food (if that is possible), mix things up and head out for some Thai food. With more than 150 5-star reviews, this is one of the favorite Asian food restaurants in York County.

People say the service is fast and friendly, the portion sizes are huge, and the food is excellent. People say the restaurant is always busy “for a reason,” so you may need to call ahead to check on wait times.

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As we near the holidays, hours for each of these restaurants may be impacted. We recommend calling ahead to make reservations or to check wait times and availability.

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